There are several things you should think about before calling the photographer and scheduling your photo shoot. Knowing the answers to these questions in advance will help you define exactly what you expect the photographer to do. Your first consideration should be, are you looking for a memorial experience or simply a functional experience like a business head-shot. Ask yourself if you are creating a memory of a event that can't be repeated like marking a life milestone. Even if you are simply asking for a business professional image think about the look you want to convey. Ask yourself to you want to look, successful, confident, relaxed, loving, in control.